Scene of sleepovers, telly fests and sloth – make sofa-sleeping more comfortable this Christmas
At some point in all our lives, due to a unfortunate domestic squabble or the arrival of unexpected guests perhaps, we will find ourselves sleeping downstairs on the sofa*. This could mean a night of cramped discomfort and a face pressed against the button-back upholstery.
Here are a few ways to help avoid potential insomnia:
1. Take as much bedding as possible – preferably a duvet, but a pillow at the very least. Scatter-cushions, a forearm or a bunched-up coat simply won’t do.
2. Remove the back cushions. This creates a surprising amount of room. 3. Lay a sheet on the sofa first, especially if you are on a leather or pleather sofa. Otherwise you will have to be unpeeled in the morning.
4. Ensure any pets are in another room. There is no room on a sofa for unwanted marauders.
5. If the TV is nearby, enjoy a spot of supine late-night viewing – one of the very few perks of sofa surfing.
* An average sofa will have been used as a bed for up to 489 visitors in its lifetime.
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